What is PHP and which version do I have on my hosting account?

What is PHP and which version do I have on my hosting account?

This article explains how to use PHP and the version available within a Donhost hosting account.

This article applies to Unix Shared Hosting, Unix Reseller accounts and Dedicated Servers.

PHP is a powerful scripting language ideal for the creation of dynamic, data driven web sites. With PHP you can do things like create forums, username and password login pages galleries and much more.

Our web servers run both PHP4 and PHP5 for ultimate compatibility with our customers scripts and applications. PHP functionality is automatically enabled for all users however your PHP files must have the file extension .php in order to be executed by the server.

Please note: Due to ongoing bug fixes and security upgrades, the version of PHP installed can periodically change. Should you find the version of PHP you require is not installed to your current web server, please contact support who should be able to arrange a migration of your account.